Film festival and educational program


ARKIVET Peace and Human Rights Centre arranged a 3 days film festival January 27-29 to commemorate The International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speeeches will be given and discussions held. The films to be screened are Napola - Elite für den Führer, Shoah, Son of Saul and Oh, sister!

Event 1: Screening of Napola- a film Friday about the driver's elite school

Date: 27 January 2023

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Place: ARKIVET Peace and Human Rights Center

The commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023 starts with a film screening during Friday at the ARKIVET. We invite young people aged 13-18 to a screening of "Napola" on Friday 27 January at 8.00 p.m.

The award-winning German anti-war film "Napola" (Elite für den Führer) from 2004 is about the young boxer Friedrich who is enlisted in Napola, an elite school for would-be SS soldiers where brainwashing and discipline were the everyday life. But at school, Friedrich makes a friend who challenges Nazi thought.

Director Dennis Gansel himself will introduce the film, which is based on the life of his own grandfather. ARKIVET's historian Thomas V.H. Hagen  will explain the background to the film.

Admission is free.

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Event 2: The screening of the documentary film "Shoah"

Date: 28 January 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Place: ARKIVET Peace and Human Rights Center

On Saturday, January 28 at 12:00, we invite you to a marathon matinee with the masterpiece "Shoah".

Shoah, which means holocaust in Hebrew, is the name of a poetic masterpiece of a documentary film about the Holocaust. It took French director Claude Lanzmann a full 12 years to make the film, which premiered in 1985 and would win many awards over the next few years. Through beautiful pictures and close interviews, the film provides unique encounters with survivors, viewers and perpetrators in 14 different countries.

Before the film starts, there will be a program with presentations and conversations about the film's topic. Kristian Røssaak from the Norwegian Humanist Association welcomes you. From the National Library comes research librarian Marius Wulfsberg to talk about the significance of Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah has had for the understanding of the Holocaust. ARKIVET's historian Thomas V.H. Hagen will give presentations about survivors, viewers and perpetrators, both in the Shoah and in our close reality.

Finally, there will be a sofa conversation between Hungarian Oscar-winning director László Nemes, British opera director Michael Gieleta and ARKIVET's head of dialogue and society Birgit Amalie Nilssen with the theme "What we cannot bear. Living with trauma in life and in art".

The screening of Shoah starts at 2 p.m.

Admission is free.

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Event 3: Screening of the documentary film "Oh Sister"

Date: 29 January 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Place: ARKIVET Peace and Human Rights Center

On Sunday 29 January at 2.00 p.m. we invite you to a screening of the documentary film "Oh, sister!".

The all-new documentary Oh, Sister! is about Ukrainian women's struggle in the war against Russia. The film shows some of the central roles that women have in the war zone with peace work, the rule of law, equality, and making life go on after all.

Nobel Women's Initiative has been involved in financing the film, and we are so lucky that Daina Ruduša from The Nobel Women's Initiative will be present to tell about the work they do. After the film, there will be a panel discussion with the topic Women, War and Art. The participants are Daina Ruduša, Gunvor Andersen, opera director Michael Gieleta, Ukrainian pianist and composer Nataliya Pavlyuk and head of dialogue and society at the ARKIVET, Birgit Amalie Nilssen.

Admission is free. 

Subject to minor changes to the program.

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